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FCA opens notifications for temporary permissions regime in case of no-deal Brexit

By François Pfister, Anne-Gaëlle Delabye In order to ensure that investment funds that are currently marketed in the United Kingdom under the European Economic Area (EEA) passporting regime continue to be able to do so in the event of there being no implementation period based on the withdrawal agreement after 29 March (no-deal Brexit), the […]

Changes in the procedure for admission of foreign medical devices and medicines to public procurement in Russia

On 1 January 2019, amendments to the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 102 of 05.02.2015 that provides for restrictions and conditions for the admission of certain types of medical devices originating from foreign countries for the purpose of procurement for state and municipal needs (“Resolution No. 102”). And the Resolution of […]

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Local govt body sits on the fence

Helen Sage reports The Local government lawyers’ group will not be endorsing any single candidate in the coming presidential elections but has urged the Law Society to salvage its public reputation after the elections. Peter Urwin, chair of the society’s local government group, said its executive had deliberated over which candidate to back but decided […]

Fast-track negligence pilot takes off

A pioneering fast-track scheme aimed at making medical negligence cases fairer and quicker has been launched in Birmingham. Two leading Birmingham medical negligence firms are behind the scheme which was inspired by Lord Woolf’s civil justice inquiry. Partner Stuart Knowles and litigation manager Fiona Hawker, from the Lewington partnership, and Richard Follis, a partner at […]

Knocking on debt's door

Not long ago, the decision over whether to use the High Court or county court for debt recovery was easy. With limited exceptions, claims over £600 were made in the High Court – it was quicker, had better control of paperwork and had a sheriff who was more successful in enforcement than his county court […]

Brief

CONTRARY to first impressions, Burges Salmon partner Bob Smyth is not a shipping lawyer. But the head of the firm’s environmental unit was out to make a point when he set off to work in a rowing boat. To mark ‘Bristol Walk to Work Day’ recently, he and 44 other members of the firm resolved […]

UK victorious over free trade

THE LAW Society has claimed victory after MEPs voted overwhelmingly to free restrictions on lawyers working abroad. The draft directive on rights of establishment passed its first reading at the European Parliament on Wednesday last week by 449 votes to 23. The directive still has to be approved by the Council of Ministers, but according […]

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